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Jan 9, 2013 10:00am EST
will talk about hurricane sandy relief efforts, and the recent shooting in newtown, andrew cuomo of new york is expected to oppose a weapons ban, and then talk about hurricane sunday -- hurricane sandy relief. tonight, bob mcdonnell, who yesterday announced a tax for transportation funding over five years. we'll have all of those live today beginning at noon with the governor of connecticut. back to the issue of guns and gun violence, again, into " is likely to propose an assault weapons ban, and vice president joe biden will begin meetings, hearing with victims' groups in gun safety organizations. he will also talk with the national rifle association. that is set for tomorrow. >> thank you for being with. -- here. we welcome you to what we hope is the first and will state of the state's address. without further ado, i would like to introduce you to our leadership, governor jack markell of delaware, and governor mary fallin of oklahoma. [applause] >> good morning, everybody. i am jack markell. i want to see what you all for coming to what we hope will be an annual address. it is my privilege
Jan 4, 2013 9:00am EST
this controversy in washington, as well as hurricane sandy. there was some pretty big-waits on the economy, and yet is still continued -- weight on the economy, and yet it still continued dto churto churn ahea. every month, we have traded on average 153,000 jobs. -- created on average 153,000 jobs. host: in a country with well over 3 million americans, they're more than 12,000,002 are currently out of work. almost 5 million long-term unemployed. the discouraged worker, about 1.1 million. guest: it is good that the economy kept churning along, but it is bad the we have such a lousy economy. we believe to create something like 350,000 -- we need to create something like 350,000 jobs to get unemployment down to 6%. we're falling short every single month. it is a recovery. we were in such a deep hole that it has been really difficult to dig out of this whole. -- hole. if you're looking and reasons for optimism, you can look at this and say, good. if you're one of those 12 million people who does not have a job, this is a disappointing report because it is not stronger. it is not enough to start to job
Jan 8, 2013 1:00pm EST
with our lives getting ready for a national collection and the holidays to follow. then sandy hit. sandy was the worst storm to strike new jersey in our history. 346,000 homes were damaged or destroyed. nearly 7 million people and over 1000 schools were without power. 116,000 new jerseyians displaced from their homes, 41,000 families are still displaced from their homes today. sandy have damage to our homes and infrastructure, but it did not destroy our spirit. the people of new jersey have come together as never before across party lines, across ideological lines, across ages and races and backgrounds. from all parts of our state, even from out-of-state. everyone has come together, so today, let me start this address with a set of thank yous for me on behalf of the people of this great state. first, i want to thank the brave first responders, the national guard, and emergency manager experts who prepared us for this storm and kept us say in its aftermath. [applause] i want to thank the members of this legislature for their cooperation in answering stand challenges and for being by my si
Jan 9, 2013 1:00pm EST
through prolonged power outages have been greatly diminished. when hurricane sandy struck, we saw the results of the work we had done together. while we can never entirely prevent damage or power outages, the response was, in fact, better and faster. once again, we saw a problem and, together, worked to address it. [applause] if these past two years have proven anything, it is that we have the ability to rally around a common good and a common goal. certainly have done it in a way that just does not seem possible these days in some places, certainly not washington, d.c. leadership from each side of the caucus was meeting with my team for long hours, night after night, to develop a mitigation plan. our national budget was being driven to and then off of a fiscal cliff. while we were to manage our state's finances, national inaction hangs like a dark cloud over our state budget. for the many connecticut families with someone working in our defense industry, washington's and ability to address problems on a reasonable deadline is causing sleepless nights and it is unnecessary. earlie
Jan 8, 2013 10:00am EST
address. he is expected to address federal funding from hurricane sandy will leave. lawmakers are expected to take up an additional $50 billion in the coming weeks. that is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. eastern. buying distressed homeowners with underwater mortgages. >> i enjoy the capitol hill coverage because i started there many decades ago, your coverage live of the house and senate and also the certain committee hearings. i think they are very informative to the public to get to see what really happens in congress. i like the way c-span covers the fact that it just presents itself what is really happening with a little bit of commentary maybe, but not really edited out. it is just what they want to present to the american people. >> bill watches c-span on comcast. c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979, brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> supporters of the occupy movement, it began as a protest against social and inequality, this 90-minute event was strongly hosted by the massachusetts institute of technology and the boston review. >> tha
Jan 9, 2013 5:00pm EST
sandy'whats rose swiftly, national guard soldiers trudge through high water to clear a path to transport seven adults and a child out of harm's way. another rescue required guardsmen to carry a citizen 200 yards through chest-high water to safety. virginia national guard personnel rescued 42 citizens during those few days of hurricane sandy. joining us here tonight or lieutenant james breckinridge and norman malone, who helped lead some of these rescue missions, along with the adjutant general of virginia. we salute you for your great service to virginia. thank you very much. [applause] i am delighted to say that with the return from soldiers from afghanistan this summer, all virginia national guard units were home for christmas for the first time since september 11, 2001. [applause] during these 11 years of the global war on terror, more than 15,000 deployments of national guard soldiers and airmen were made, mobilize for combat operations and other missions around the world. since 9/11, we have lost 10 of our fellow citizens, 10 virginia guardsmen, to hostile enemy activity. our nation
Jan 10, 2013 10:00am EST
. actually impacted the entire country because of absentee ballots implications be related to sandy. we want to talk about that as we talk about contingency planning. election officials are charged with this awesome responsibility of running could be elections. and by good, we need accurate, are visible, accessible -- pocketable -- auditable, accessible elections. those were presented here, poll workers amapola managers, election observers, and as we move through which researchers and advocacy groups, what we want to do is identify the challenges and the things that went well. with that, those are my opening remarks. i would like to start with maegan and worked on the table. and it was a brief introduction of -- give us a brief introduction of where you worked and what you saw and what you took away from election day. >> my name is megyn dylan, and i observed the polls in arlington county, virginia. my expectations on election day were that all of the voting machines worked smoothly and every voter was able to use them efficiently. my expectation was that, if a voter had a question about how
Jan 8, 2013 5:00pm EST
address in trenton. he talks about hurricane sandy recovery efforts after congress approved insurance paid last week. and on c-span2, supporters and opponents of eminent domain discuss help to distressed homeowners. the event took place early today at the center of american progress, and you can see it at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span2. yesterday, president obama nominated chuck hagel as the defense secretary and john brennan as head of the cia. we will hear more on this as well as foriegn policy changes for the u.s. host: is on the phone with us. josh rogan, let's begin with the nomination of chuck hagel. " -- guest: they traveled to iraq together when president obama was just candidate barack obama. they have a similar world via. he has been serving as the -- on the intelligence advisory board code-share. they get along. he is likely to implement his policies. he has a great personal relationship with him. host: what about the confirmation process for the forming the senator -- for the former senator? there has been a vote count out there the right now there are senators that oppose him. g
Jan 7, 2013 12:00pm EST
-life coverage of hurricane sandy. it is everywhere we need to be, to paraphrase some advertisement or other. it is a great, wonderful new world. the big difference is that you as the news consumer have to do the work they did not have to do before. you have to choose your pension plan, your healthcare plan, paper or plastic. you have everything thrown in your lap, and maybe most important is the information you choose to consume. you are what you eat. if you eat nothing but chocolate pudding your entire life, then you can venture out there and very your diet. it is all there. there are so many times when i have spoken in public forums and people will say, why are the media not covering x? how did you find out about that? it was on page 6, but they thought it should be on page one. the media you consume are not reflecting your priorities. they are run by people. if you go straight to google news, you can have an algorithm doing that search for you. i think you just have to swallow hard, do a lot, and realize this is all up to you now. i am not startling for the world that was at all. >> that
Jan 11, 2013 9:00am EST
them around routinely. somebody in the paper did a comparison on the relief measure for hurricane sandy and what that means. the bill that was put forward in the congress is bigger than the annual appropriations for the entire departments of the government. one relief measure. it gives you a sense of the magnitude. you want to help out after the storm. the relief measure bigger than the department of agriculture budget for the year? that is a big number. those are how budgets get impacted. we do not set money aside for disasters. we're at a point when we have to do a better job of managing our resources. there should be in the 21st century the kind of technology that allows us to have great transparency across these expenditures so citizens can see what is going on. host: johnny from michigan. caller: hey, governor engler. i think you're being disingenuous when you say -- on wikipedia. the head of alcoa -- they were -- >> we take you now live to the white house. >> it is my pleasure to welcome president karzai back to the white house as well as his delegation. we last saw each other dur
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